Influential reggae drummer found dead in Manchester home

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Lincoln 'Style' Scott, an original member of the influential Roots Radics Band, was killed at his Manchester home Thursday evening.

The Constabulary Communication Network reports that the 58-year-old Scott was found dead by police at his home in Williamsfield district just after 10:00 pm.

The police were told that gunshots were heard from Scott's home at about 10:10 pm.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Born in Clarendon, Scott was a member of the Jamaica Military Band who also played the North Coast hotel circuit before joining the 'Radics'.

The band also included bass player Errol 'Flabba' Holt, rhythm guitarist Eric 'Bingy Bunny' Lamont, lead guitarist Noel 'Sowell' Bailey and keyboardist Wycliffe 'Steely' Johnson.

They were, arguably, the hottest reggae band of the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, playing on numerous hit songs including Barrington Levy (Looking my Love), Bunny Wailer (Rock 'N' Groove) and Gregory Isaacs (Night Nurse).

In recent years, Scott toured Europe frequently as leader of the Dub Syndicate Band which he coordinated with British reggae historian/producer Adrian Sherwood.

In May, the Largeup.com website named Scott number four on its list of top 10 reggae drummers.

Howard Campbell


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